Dalton, James L.

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333 Albert Avenue, Suite 500
East Lansing, MI 48823

About James

James L. Dalton is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group

Mr. Dalton has been an attorney since 1979 and  has defended and tried hundreds of insurance and personal injury suits in courtrooms across the state. He currently focuses his practice on the defense of doctors, dentists, medical groups and other healthcare practitioners in medical liability/malpractice claims, as well as defending architects, accountants and other licensed professionals in professional liability and related claims. Additionally, Mr. Dalton counsels and advises health care professionals facing potential liability claims and has represented hundreds of defendants involved in personal injury accidents and automobile/insurance related claims in courts throughout Michigan.

Certified General Civil Mediator

When not focusing on his own caseload, Mr. Dalton is also experienced in Alternate Dispute Resolution, serving as certified general civil mediator in dozens of matters.  

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan (Negligence and Health Care Law Sections)
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Ingham County Bar Association Board of Directors
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow

Community Affiliations

  • Kiwanis Club of Lansing (Past President, Board Member)
  • Albers Trust Fund for Diocesan Vocations, Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing (Past Member, President)
  • Greater Lansing Catholic Education Foundation (Past Board Member, Chair)
  • 2005 Recipient, Ingham County Bar Swift Civility Award
  • Notre Dame Club of Lansing, MI

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan, 1979

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan, 1979

U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan, 1981


University of Notre Dame (B.A, 1976)

University of Detroit School of Law (J.D. , 1979) (Associate Editor, Journal of Urban Law)

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